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Band Unlocker keeps the Microsoft Band useful long past its sell-by date

The problem with modern “smart” gadgets is that many of them become pretty dumb once they’re no longer supported by the manufacturer. So when Microsoft discontinued the Microsoft Band 2 wearable activity tracker a few years ago, it was helpful that the company continued offering support its companion website and mobile apps… until mid-2019. That effectively […]

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The trouble with connected devices: Nokia’s Body Cardio scale is about to lose a key feature

The Nokia Body Cardio is a $180 scale that you can step on to measure your weight, BMI, heart rate, muscle mass, and other stats. It can also sync with a mobile app on your phone via Bluetooth and connect to the internet via WiFi. That internet connection lets the scale display weather forecasts and […]

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Smart Devices W1 Smartwatch coming this month

Samsung and Qualcomm aren’t the only companies introducing new smartwatches this week. Chinese device maker Smart Devices is planning to launch its first watch this month. While Smart Devices isn’t exactly a household name in the West, the company does have a habit of releasing interesting and affordable devices like the SmartQ U7 tablet with […]

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Reports: SmartQ U7 tablet with built-in projector is a surprisingly decent video player

Smart Devices introduced a 7 inch Android tablet with a built-in projector last year, and now that the SmartQ U7 is available in the US, a handful of reviews are starting to pop up. While the basic tablet specs are nothing to write home about, GigaOm’s Kevin Tofel and TIME’s Jared Newman both seem moderately […]